Chicago American Giants, 1916


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Chicago American Giants, 1916

Rube Foster, the player-manager, is seated among his players in the front row, center, holding a catchers mitt. The American Giants began playing in 1910 and ended as a team in 1952 with the end of black baseball. Foster managed the team from 1911 until 1926 when a mental breakdown forced his commitment to an asylum. During the first three years of the Negro National League, the American Giants dominated thanks largely to Rube's leadership as manager and his influence as league president.


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